Rutherford concedes campaign for governor
Rutherford says the past few weeks have been the most challenging in his life.
"It's been horrible for my family. It's been horrible for my staff. It's been horrible for the family of my staff. And it's been horrible for my friends. That said, I'm looking forward to vindicating myself. I'm going to tell you up front: that is going to happen."
Rutherford says he's "not going away." He also urged the Republican Party to do a better job of reaching out to a more diverse group of voters.